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Converting DJVU to PDF

I want to convert a DJVU document into a PDF document, separating and preserving the text layer and the images while also keeping the structure from the DJVU. How can I do this in Ubuntu? (I will ...
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bulk/batch convert mp3 files to ogg via command line?

is it possible to convert mp3 to ogg via command line? I'd like to just in a bulk swoop convert my mp3 files to ogg so i can play them in firefox without any issues.
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How to convert a m4a sound file to mp3?

I tried with: $ ffmpeg -i music.m4a music.mp3 but I got a zero bytes file. The output was: FFmpeg version 0.6-4:0.6-2ubuntu6.2, Copyright (c) 2000-2010 the FFmpeg developers built on Sep 16 2011 ...
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Convert filesystem NTFS -> EXT4?

I have 2 TB of data on an NTFS drive which I would like to convert to EXT4 filesystem. My OS runs on a (comparatively) small 60GB SSD. Is there any way to convert the filesystem, apart from backing ...
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How can I convert a .m2ts to .mkv?

Does anyone know of an application that allows me to convert an m2ts file to mkv or some other format? Preferably something that allows me to convert it directly, rather than convert the whole Blu-ray ...
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Convert PDF to image

I'm trying to convert a PDF file (it's a book) into an image. When I using convert like this convert book.pdf book.jpg or like this convert book.pdf book.png then I get this warning Warning: ...
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How to convert wav to ogg and mp3 using VBR

How to convert wav to ogg and to mp3 with VBR and excellent end quality? If possible, using soundconverter or ffmpeg. Incidentally, I tried to see whether soundconverter uses VBR and there is ...
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Convert lossless m4a to flac

I tried to convert a file with pacpl, but I get the well-known "256" error. With the -v flag, the FAQ of pacpl tells me: "The file you are trying to convert is a lossless .m4a file. The format ...
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How to convert a .pdf file into a folder of images?

I have some .pdf files that I would like to convert to my preferred reading format of .cbr or .cbz or, if this isn't directly possible, I need to extract all pages from the .pdf as images and then ...
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How can I convert .epub files to plain text?

I'm able to view an epub file in, say, okular, select all the text and copy-paste into a text editor. I'd like a command line method - anyone know of such a thing?
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ImageMagick convert can't convert to webp

On Ubuntu 12.04 ImageMagick doesn't seem to support webp. convert flyer.png flyer.webp creates an png file with webp extension. On https://developers.google.com/speed/webp/docs/using is stated that ...
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How to exchange/remove/overwrite a PDF's background?

as the title says I want to change background of a PDF. This are some slides, and to save toner I thought it would be good to change the background to white. I tried pdftk with its operations: ...
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How to convert image to CMYK in GIMP?

I am supposed to send some artwork to the printers tomorrow and their guidelines requires it to be CMYK. I have installed the plugin Separate+ from the 'gimp-plugin-registy' package. I have also ...
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Convert mp3 to ogg?

I want to convert my entire music library to ogg format from mp3. while keeping the folder/file format I have under music and keep the tags that are on them.
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How do I convert wma files to ogg?

I have installed "Sound Converter" but I keep getting an error when I try to use it. It first tells me that I need a plugin that is not installed (so I have it search) then it reports "Failed to ...
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How can I convert my FLAC music collection to Apple Lossless?

I have a reasonable sized music collection that I keep in FLAC format on my Ubuntu laptop. I'd like to start playing this music on my Mac, and to sync it from there to my iPod. People have suggested ...
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How to convert all pdf files to text (within a folder) with one command?

I know that I can convert pdf files to text files one by one like this : $ pdftotext filename.pdf But is there a single command that would make that conversion without specifying separate file ...
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How can I batch convert images to b/w while preserving the folder structure

I want to batch process images but I have a very specific task that I want to do I do not want to change image type I want to make them black and white I want it to create/preserve images and sub ...
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How can I convert IDX/SUB DVD subtitles into a text SRT subtitle file?

I have a pair of .idx/.sub subtitle files with multiple languages and I need to convert them to single-language .srt files because neither Totem nor Gnome Mplayer can show that type of subtitles.
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How can I convert .mp4 files to .3gp using ffmpeg?

I would like to download a few videos from youtube and convert them to 3gp so that I can play them on my phone. I would like to know how this can be done using ffmpeg. I tried the various results on ...
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How to convert WMA lossless to FLAC?

I have some CDs that I want to convert to FLAC. Banshee can't find their metadata, but Windows Media Player can. I figured there are two workarounds: Rip all CDs using Windows Media Player ...
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How to stop Banshee from converting my music to mp3?

When I am synchronizing my music with Banshee, it stars converting my music into mp3. How can I stop Banshee to convert my music and make it just copying it? My player can play nearly every ...
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How can I convert an AVI file to a Blackberry-compatible format?

I need a program to convert an AVI file to a format compatible with my Blackberry. On Windows, I've tried format factory and converted the .avi file to .3gp, but the output is of very bad quality.
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Is there a way to batch export SVGs to PNGs?

I have these SVGS and I'd like to export them to PNG images, I could export them with Inkscape but that would mean open each file and export that file to PNG which is not efficient (I have hundreds of ...
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Is there a GUI to convert/extract images to/from pdf?

I mean something like a graphical interface / front end for Imagemagick or a simpler application that would allow converting/extracting images through the interface (not in the Terminal).
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convert several png to one pdf

I have 280 pgn files that I want to merge and convert into one pdf. PNG files names are in the sequence p000.png, p001.png etc and total space is about 30mb. I did: convert p00*.png to myfile.pdf ...
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How can I convert a 1080p wmv video to a 720p video?

I have a 1080p wmv video that I'd like to convert to a lower quality (preferably 720p) video. I would like to keep the audio intact. How can I accomplish this in Ubuntu?
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How to convert audio files in Deadbeef player?

I t looks like Deadbeef player should convert between different audio formats just by right-clicking and selecting "Convert" But after that and a few seconds of delay as if working nothing ...
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Is there a DocBook reader for following in-progress documents?

I have docbook2pdf installed, but it seems a bit wasteful to always need to delete and re-create the .PDF file when the source changes. Is there a good program for styling and viewing them natively?
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Can I convert Ubuntu into another form of Ubuntu?

Can I convert Ubuntu into another form of Ubuntu like Kubuntu or Ubuntu Studio and the system recognize itself as the new form?
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How to convert `rm` and `ra` audio files to mp3 in (L)ubuntu?

I have radio programs that I have obtained with the extension rm and ra. How to convert them to mp3 or other more common type?
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How to convert markdown to rich text (rtf) in Ubuntu 13.04?

I want to convert text written in Markdown to Rich Text on Ubuntu 13.04. I could not find any solution on the web, except for one Mac OS X script. How can I do that on Ubuntu 13.04? Preferably in the ...
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How to convert AC3 to Flac and apply a delay?

I have a MKV video file. The audio track is ac3. I extracted the AC3 and now want to convert it to Flac. But I need to add a delay/offset of 150ms. The offset should be permanent; the actual duration ...
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converting images to pdf without quality loss

I am converting images to PDFs. I use following command convert page.jpg page.pdf and then combine multiple PDFs generated accordingly by command pdftk 1.pdf 2.pdf output result.pdf but I ...
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what is the best video converter software to be played in iPhone & iPod?

what is the best video converter software to be played in iPhone & iPod? how to convert video to be played in iPhone & iPod?
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How to convert multiple files to mp3 in Thunar custom actions?

I have added a simple command avconv -i %f %f.mp3 to Thunar's custom actions to convert a selected media file to mp3 (in the same folder and with the same name). What would be the command that can ...
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What (input) types of files can avconv convert and to what (output) files?

I like to use simple commands (in Thunar custom actions), like avconv -i %f %f.mp3. I can replace mp3 with flac for example - but what other output extensions can be used? Also, in Thunar custom ...
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How to convert multiple files to png (instead of one) in Thunar custom actions?

I have added convert %f %f.png to Thunar's custom actions to convert a selected image to png. What would be the command that can be added in the same way that would allow selecting multiple files or ...
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Mix down 5.1 AC3 to Stereo WAV?

I wonder if I can mix down a 5.1 AC3 file to Stereo WAV file, i.e. 6-channel > 2-channel. I'd like to know how to do this with via terminal with ffmpeg (or avconv, because it says ffmpeg is ...
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How to convert from from ubuntu desktop 11.04 to ubuntu server 11.04

How to convert from from ubuntu desktop 11.04 to ubuntu server 11.04 What does the below command do? sudo apt-get install linux-headers-server linux-image-server linux-server
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Modify Multiple Images From Console

I know convert changes from a image format to another. mogrify can resize and scale multiple images also. But HOW can i modify all images inside a directory, including the sub-directories. Like for ...
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How to convert flv file(s) to mp3 from PCManFM's (Open with) context menu?

Opening a terminal in a folder that contains a flv file called "one" (one.flv) and running this command: ffmpeg -i one.flv one.mp3 the flv file is converted to mp3 with the same name and in the same ...
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Convert mkv to mp4 with ffmpeg

When I try converting mkv to mp4 using ffmpeg, the following error occurs: version 0.8.3-4:0.8.3-0ubuntu0.12.04.1, Copyright (c) 2000-2012 the Libav developers built on Jun 12 2012 16:52:09 with ...
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JPG batch compression & rename (find -exec, xargs, piping?)

this is my first post so I hope you'll be kind enough to forgive me if I make some formatting mistakes or else. This is one question I've had for quite some time and while looking for answers I have ...
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How to convert TIFF scan file to JPEG or PNG general file format in Ubuntu?

How can i convert this scanned file to general JPEG/PNG? I used scanimage --mode=color --format=tiff > /tmp/testing.tiff from a scanner $ convert -seperate testing.tiff testing.jpeg convert: ...
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Why converting a flv file to mp3 I got a bigger file?

Converting a flv music file from youtube to mp3 with Audacity I got a bigger file than the initial flv. I guess I have set too big a bit-rate or something like that that has artificially inflated the ...
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How can I get this .sh file to run properly?

I'm trying to take a .bat file and make it a .sh This is the working .bat file @echo off title runserver "C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_25\bin\java.exe" -Xmx815m -cp bin;lib/*; com.rs.Launcher ...
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converting from .wmv to .mp4 [duplicate]

I want to convert some of my videos from .wmv to .mp4. Not only that, I want to make the size of my videos shorter. Can anyone recommend me any software? (ubuntu 12.4 + ram 1 gb) I will be really ...
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How to extract audio from Webm?

Audio within mp4 and flv files is AAC, and a proper container for that is m4a. So, in order to extract sound from mp4 and flv I use a command like gnome-terminal -e "parallel avconv -i '{}' -map 0:1 ...
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What (input) types of files can ffmpeg convert and to what (output) files?

I like to use simple commands (added to Thunar custom actions), like ffmpeg -i %f %f.mp3. I can replace mp3 with flac for example - but what other output extensions can be used? Also, in Thunar ...